A west Cumbrian hospice has received a lucrative grant as it joins an investment programme aimed at boosting the local community. 

Hospice at Home West Cumbria has become one of the Bedrock Award Stage 1 recipients, receiving a grant of £22,179.25 and business support for six months.

Bedrock forms part of the initial three-year Transforming West Cumbria social investment programme funded through Sellafield Ltd’s social impact multiplied programme.

It focuses on promoting thriving communities by supporting sustainable activities that create self-reliance and independence.

Working in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation, the Awards will help third sector organisations across west Cumbria build on existing strengths and encourage better planning and strategic thinking.

CEO of Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Julie Monk, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this exciting new programme, which will provide opportunities for our charity to explore, review and grow our services.

"The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for the voluntary sector, and we want to ensure our charity in the best place possible so we can continue to deliver first class palliative and of life care for local people in the future”.

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